Amidst the Winter Dew Tour Nike Open, Breckenridge Ski Resort celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday night. In celebration, the Town of Breckenridge threw a "fifty and fabulous" birthday bash that included champagne, fireworks and a FREE concert by Los Lobos at the Riverwalk Center. What better way to celebrate 50 fabulous years than being serenaded by a band that has been going strong in the music industry for over 30 years?
Steve. Louie. Conrad. David. Cesar. They are "Los Lobos" ("The Wolves") and they rocked Breckenridge on Friday night. Which really was a given, considering they've been performing for over three decades, and opened for the likes of U2 and the Clash. The band hails from East L.A., and is used to playing much larger venues....larger, like in the White House. Their successful career includes performing the title track for the movie "La Bamba" in the late 1980's and winning multiple Emmy Awards.
So it was with much excitement
and fanfare that all of Breckenridge turned out to see them perform at the Riverwalk Center as part of Breckenridge Ski Resort's 50th Anniversary Celebration during the Winter Dew Tour Nike Open. Athletes from the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, France, Finland, Switzerland and other countries are all in town to compete in this year's Winter Dew Tour. Perusing the crowd, it you looked closely you could find a few competitors that were managing to combine some great musical entertainment with their mountain event schedule after the day's competition had ended.
And why not? What better way to celebrate than listening to a great crowd-pleasing performance by Los Lobos? Earlier in the day, a crowd-pleasing performance of another kind occurred when Shaun White took the lead in the Mens Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final with a score of 98. And in the Womens Snowboard Superpipe, Maddy Schaffrick and Gretchen Bleiler were one and two, both with scores well over 80. The mens and womens snowboard superpipe finals are both scheduled to be held Saturday afternoon.
So let's see.......watching Shaun White take the lead in the Mens Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Finals, a firework display that lit up the night over the mountains, followed by a FREE concert by Los Lobos....sounds like the perfect hat trick to me!
So head over to Breckenridge Ski Resort and check it out for yourself: I hope to see you at the Winter Dew Tour this weekend!
- Jenise Jensen